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China has arranged vessels to ship raw materials to Cambodia for garment and footwear production from now till May, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Tuesday. “The vessels will deliver raw materials to Cambodia from this March until May [or] until the [COVID-19] situation has eased,” Hun Sen told university graduates at a ceremony in…
Doing things the old-fashioned way is a disconnect in a tech-crazed world. Yet many retailers still use a supply chain system that typically stretches out for months on end, leaving some product shipments out of date before they even arrive.
Dr Michael Redwood writes on ILM that China has just instructed all its government organisations not only to buy Chinese software and computers, but to remove foreign ones. It is one of the clearest signs yet that the tariff battles initiated by the U.S. are set to leave a legacy long after any change in administrations in both or either countries.
Footwear News’ Madeleine Streets writes that as concerns about corporate sustainability performance spread across the footwear industry, so too do fears about the associated costs of going green.
Leatherbiz reports that outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland and Other Half Processing are partnering to build a leather supply chain sourced from ranches that employ regenerative practices. Through the pilot programme, Timberland will source traceable hides from regeneratively-grazed cattle in the US, to be used in select footwear and accessory collections planned for next autumn.